Endnotes for "Our Struggle is for all Life:
The Theosophist/Unitarian Feminist Pioneer Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898 CE)"

  1. The History of Woman Suffrage Volume One, ed. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (New York: Fowler and Wells, 1881), 466.

  2. Matilda Joslyn Gage, "To the Daughters of 1986," in Sally Roesch Wagner, A Time of Protest: Suffragists Challenge the Republic 1870-1887 (Carmichael, CA: Sky Carrier Press, 1988), 107-111.

  3. Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: the Metaethics of Radical Feminism (Boston: Beacon Press, 1978) 216-217, 222. In this work, Daly attempts to reclaim the word "Hag" from its derogatory meaning within patriarchy and transform it into a positive term meaning "strong, creative women."

  4. "The Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association," published online at http://www.uua.org/principles.html. Currently, the prevailing UU position is that abortion and assisted suicide are morally and legally valid individual choices. There appears to be little open critical reflection over whether a different position might better honor the professed values of UUs.

  5. John Algeo, "A Portrait of Theosophy," in A Source Book for Earth's Community of Religions, Revised Edition, ed. Joel Beversluis (Grand Rapids: CoNexus Press, 1995), 82-83.

  6. See Prolife Feminism Yesterday and Today, ed. Rachel MacNair, Mary Krane Derr, and Linda Naranjo-Huebl (New York: Sulzburger and Graham, 1995).

  7. [Elizabeth Cady Stanton], "Child Murder," The Revolution, March 12, 1868.

  8. Matilda Joslyn Gage, "Is Woman Her Own?," The Revolution, April 9, 1868.

  9. All passages in this section are reprinted from Matilda Joslyn Gage, Woman, Church and State (Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1893.)

  10. The "priestly crimes" to which Gage refers are the many historical instances of clergy sexually abusing women--contrary to Jesus's ethic of respect for women. Gage discusses these incidents extensively.